Monday, October 28, 2013

Sisters

It's been quite sweet watching these two get to know each other.   When Wylla was tiny,  she had more  of a mother/daughter relationship with Charlene.  Now, they are sisters.

There's lots of love there, good times spent together,  a little annoyance and irritation from both parties, an occasional raised paw,  much sweetness and great sensitivity.  When Wylla's having a bad day and not feel well, you can see it causes Bean stress.  When Bean's kind of grumpy and needs a good nap, Wylla naps near her, but not TOO near.

Their relationship is complex, close, and lovely to witness.  I'm grateful they have each other, and I know they feel the same.


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33 comments:

  1. They make me wish I had a sister. I love them.

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  2. They are such the purrfect pair!

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  3. You have a very cute and quality blog :) with cats

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  4. Milo and Alfie and our mom JanOctober 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    Adorable sweet girls. xx

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  5. I'm so glad Bean has a friend again.

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  6. Some things were just meant to be

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  7. I love the relationship between your 2 beauties. I have a mama cat and her son, 10 and 11 years old, who I rescued as she was about to give birth. Recently I commented to my son that I was surprised that they were such a family unit, I always had been told that mama cats don't care when their babies go away. He said that I probably didn't know because you rarely see cat families kept together. The relationship between Mama Lucy and Baby Winkers is much like you describe the one between your 2, some chasing, some hissing, some jealousy, but when it comes time to go to bed we always find them crowded into the same bed (even though there are several to choose from) and often see Mama bathing her baby even though he weighs 10 pounds more than she does. If he is hurt or scared (even if she is the one who scared him) she will be found comforting him as if he was still a tiny little kitten. It has been my greatest joy to see how they love each other and I am SO glad I decided to keep them both. Sorry, too long.

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    1. Not too long at all -- like today's post, it's touching as all get-out.

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    2. Lovely story about your mama kitty and her boy. We are learning so much about our pets and their emotional lives.

      There are emotions there...they just aren't just like ours...and that is just fine.

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    3. You know, the day we took poor pathetic little Lucy into our home was one of our luckiest days. My husband died of cancer two weeks ago at home, with his favorite cat Lucy in bed with him. The whole time he was bedridden she was with him, only leaving to grab a bite to eat and use the litter box. She snuggled up next to him and even though at the end he was blind and deaf, I could tell that she was bringing him comfort. Now I am mourning him with our animals, the two cats and the dog spend the better part of each day searching for him. I wish I had a way to tell them what happened. I feel sorry for people who don't love animals, they are missing a huge, valuable part of life.

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    4. I am sorry for your loss, Donna. I am glad Lucy was there to comfort him in his last days on earth.

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    5. Thanks Laurie, she had always been special to him. He was this tough old Navy guy who thought pets lived outside until he met little Lucy. She warmed up to him years before she really trusted me, even though I was the one who fed her. She knew the way to his heart and I truly do believe that she gave him comfort when even I was unable to connect with him. Cats are truly special, I will never, ever be without one in my home and heart.

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  8. They are a match that was meant to be.

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  9. I wish mine got a long as well. When I first adopted two cats they soon learned to get along and acted like siblings. I would see them sleep together, even on the day I had to put one down to spare him the pain of his cancer. Now I don't see anyone napping together and more than one growl to keep each other at paw's length. Sure there are occasional bouts of play and chasing but if one gets too close to another when they're not in the mood for play it's "growl, hiss, smack".

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  10. I adore these two.I must admit that I sometimes wonder if my two kitties might have some competition for title of cutest two kitties in the world. Sometimes.

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  11. I glad they have each other. I am sad that Wylla has bad days though.

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  12. So sweet! These two were just made for each other. Oh, and congrats to sweet Wylla and you on the article in the PAWS newsletter I just received in the mail! I turned the page and knew who it was the second I saw! :)

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  13. Awww they're so perfect together eh? <3

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  14. If Wylla ever grows into those huge eyeballs, Lord help us all!

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  15. I agree with the comments above...it was meant to be. ♥

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  16. Such a precious pair! I'm so happy they're so happy to be together.

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  17. Wylla was an owl in her last life ... her eyes, her ears, her feathers, her shape.

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  18. And sometimes Wylla *boops* Bean and it's so cute the internet explodes!

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  19. I miss my sister... Thanks for the lovely sweet photos.

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  20. Laurie, we're so used to your beautiful photos. You have lovely subjects to be sure, but your skill is to be commended, too. Thanks for sharing your talent, as well as the adorable felines, with us.

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  21. This is such a beautiful post. I am so pleased Wylla ended up where she belongs and that Charlene has her sister. I love your photos of these two and your writing is equally touching. Thank you for sharing these girls' lives with us.

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  22. Your storytelling skill is so enjoyable, especially when we get to see your beauties.
    I imagine they will help you with your usual pre-holiday events?

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